Ellie Goulding discusses ‘debilitating’ anxiety and admits pandemic and pregnancy have sent her into ‘double over’ state
Ellie Goulding discussed her “debilitating” battle with anxiety when she admitted the pandemic and her pregnancy had “raised the pace”.
The singer, 36, who welcomed son Arthur with husband Caspar Jopling in April 2021, candidly discussed how she manages the disorder.
In a new interview, she reveals that she’s struggled chronically for years, but has “stopped it” in the past with “nonstop exercise.”
Ellie has openly spoken about always feeling “sleepy” unless she’s performing on stage, which allows her feelings to “ebb.”
I told The Independent: ‘He’s exhausted. I took it off for years because I exercised so much – I didn’t even notice because I was running so much. So when I stopped I was like, “Oh.”
Ellie Goulding, 36, discussed her ‘debilitating’ battle with anxiety as she acknowledged the pandemic and her pregnancy ‘spurred the pace’ in a new interview
The singer, who welcomed son Arthur with husband Caspar Jopling in April 2021, candidly discussed how she manages the disorder (pictured in 2021)
The musician went on to explain how being pregnant throughout the lockdown “has sent my nervous system into overdrive” and without an outlet to perform her anxiety has become even more “painful”.
Ellie explained how she appreciates “slow motions like stretching” to release her feelings and prefers holistic approaches.
“I’ll keep trying things,” she admitted, “since the pandemic, I don’t know a single person who, in fact, doesn’t have anxiety.”
The interview comes after Ellie finally released her new album Higher Than Heaven on Friday after it was pushed back twice.
She was photographed heading to an album signing in London as her fifth record dropped in the UK.
The hitmaker was originally set to release Higher Than Heaven in February before being pushed back to March 24.
Then it was delayed again, this time due to issues with the “Material Sources” for the physical formats.
In a lengthy statement on Instagram, she wrote, “As you know, making these products as green as possible is very important to me, so we’ve worked hard to keep that promise.”
On stage: Elle has spoken candidly about always feeling “sleepy” unless she’s performing on stage, letting her feelings “ebb” (she performed at KOKO in London last month)
AMAZING: It comes after the On My Mind singer caused a storm by giving fans a sneak peek at the music video for her new single Miracle with Calvin Harris as it hit #1
She added, ‘As a result of the delay in getting these products, we have to push back the release a bit to April 7th just so we can bring these beautiful products to you as soon as possible.
Thank you so much for your patience and I love you all. Ellie x’
It comes after the singer caused a storm as she gave fans a sneak peek at the music video for her new single Miracle with Calvin Harris which hit the top spot.
Miracle, released March 10, marks Ellie’s third collaboration with DJ Calvin Harris, following the success of I Need Your Love (2013) and Outside (2014).